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The role of external far-ultraviolet irradiation in the survival of astrophysical ices in Elias 29

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Rocha, W. R. M. [1, 2] ; Pilling, S. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ St Andrews, Sch Phys & Astron, SUPA, St Andrews KY16 9SS, Fife - Scotland
[2] Univ Vale Paraiba, Inst Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento IP&D, Av Shishima Hifumi 2911, BR-12244000 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] ITA DCTA, Inst Tecnol Aeronaut, Dept Fis, BR-12228900 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 478, n. 4, p. 5190-5198, AUG 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The survival of astrophysical ices in star-forming regions depends on the suitability of temperature, density and radiation conditions. In this article, the role of the interstellar radiation field (ISRF) on ices in Elias 29 is addressed. This object is the most luminous protostar in the rho Oph E molecular cloud and is surrounded by many young stellar objects only a few arcmin distant. In addition, two other bright BV stars (S1 and HD 147889) enhance the external irradiation in Elias 29. This study was carried out using the Monte Carlo radiative transfer code RADMC-3D assuming internal and external irradiation. As result, we found that HD 147889 dominates the ISRF, rather than the closest protostars, and contributes to enhancing the external irradiation by 44 times the standard value. Furthermore, remarkable effects are observed in the far-infrared (FIR) spectrum, as well as in the near-infrared (near-IR) image. Additionally, the snowline positions of volatile compounds, such as CO, O-2, N-2 and CH4, are redefined to a toroidal-shaped morphology in the envelope, with low far-ultraviolet (FUV) flux (10(-7)erg cm(-2) s(-1)). In such a scenario, the formation of complex molecules as the result of hydrogenation or oxygenation of volatile species is expected to be severely affected. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/10492-3 - Study about the chemical evolution of astrophysical ices in the vicinity of young stellar objects employing experimental data in the infrared and computational modeling codes
Grantee:Will Robson Monteiro Rocha
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate